If you thought stupid text emails are bad, the current trend is to bomb servers with image loaded SPAM.  Since most filters look for words, images are sneaking through, clogging up servers. In fact, “There are 62 billion spam messages sent every day, IronPort says, up from 31 billion last year”…

Image spam is a big part of the resurgence of unwanted e-mail. By using pictures instead of words in their messages, spammers are able to evade filters designed to detect traditional text-based ads. New computer viruses have contributed to the uptick, also, particularly a surprisingly prolific Trojan horse program called “SpamThru” that turns home computers into spam-churning “bots.”  

Source: MSNBC

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